Basquiat in a Moment of Zen

01/03/2013 15:14

This painting, believe it or not, is by Jean-Michel Basquiat. Usually, his work is so busy and iconoclastic. I think he let his mind rest on this one. It reminds me to some extent of Buddhist art, in which the circle can mean bliss. Also of course it makes me think of the sun. Whether rising, setting, or at high noon I cannot say.